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2022 Planting Calendar: When to Start Vegetable Seeds | The Old Farmer's Almanac

Planting Calendar for Big Delta, AK

For the Almanac's fall and spring planting calendars, we've calculated the best time to start seeds indoors, when to transplant young plants outside, and when to direct seed into the ground.

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Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on May 31 (at WHITESTONE FARMS, AK climate station, elevation 994 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost May 17-31
Moon May 30-31
BasilFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5-16
Frost May 31-Jun 21
Moon May 31-Jun 14
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost May 17-Jun 7
Moon May 17-29
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Apr 1- 5
Frost Jun 7-21
Moon Jun 7-14
N/A
BroccoliFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5-16
Frost May 3-24
Moon May 3-15
N/A
CabbageFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5-16
Frost May 3-17
Moon May 3-15
N/A
CantaloupesFrost May 3-10
Moon May 3-10
Frost Jun 14-28
Moon Jun 14
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Apr 26-May 10
Moon Apr 26-29
CauliflowerFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5-16
Frost May 3-24
Moon May 3-15
N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Apr 1- 5
Frost Jun 7-21
Moon Jun 7-14
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost May 3-10
Moon May 3-10
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost May 31-Jun 14
Moon May 31-Jun 14
CornN/AN/AFrost Jun 14-Jul 5
Moon Jun 14, Jun 29-Jul 5
CucumbersFrost May 3-10
Moon May 3-10
Frost Jun 14-28
Moon Jun 14
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost May 31-Jul 5
Moon May 31-Jun 14, Jun 28-Jul 5
EggplantsFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5-16
Frost Jun 14-28
Moon Jun 14
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jun 7-28
Moon Jun 7-14, Jun 28
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Apr 1- 5
Frost Jun 7-21
Moon Jun 7-14
N/A
KaleFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5-16
Frost May 3-24
Moon May 3-15
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 30-May 3
Frost May 10-17
Moon May 10-15
N/A
LettuceFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 30-May 3
Frost May 17-Jun 14
Moon May 30-Jun 14
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jun 14-28
Moon Jun 14
OnionsN/AN/AFrost May 3-24
Moon May 16-24
OreganoFrost Mar 22-Apr 19
Moon Apr 1-16
Frost May 31-Jun 21
Moon May 31-Jun 14
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost May 3-17
Moon May 3-15
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost May 10-31
Moon May 16-29
PeasN/AN/AFrost Apr 19-May 10
Moon Apr 30-May 10
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 24-Jun 14
Moon May 24-29
PumpkinsFrost May 10-24
Moon May 10-15
Frost Jun 14-28
Moon Jun 14
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Apr 5-26
Moon Apr 17-26
RosemaryFrost Mar 22-Apr 5
Moon Apr 1- 5
Frost Jun 7-28
Moon Jun 7-14, Jun 28
N/A
SageFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5-16
Frost May 31-Jun 14
Moon May 31-Jun 14
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Apr 19-May 10
Moon Apr 30-May 10
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 21-Jul 5
Moon Jun 21-27
Swiss ChardFrost Apr 19-May 3
Moon Apr 30-May 3
Frost May 10-17
Moon May 10-15
N/A
ThymeFrost Mar 22-Apr 19
Moon Apr 1-16
Frost May 31-Jun 21
Moon May 31-Jun 14
N/A
TomatoesFrost Apr 5-19
Moon Apr 5-16
Frost Jun 7-28
Moon Jun 7-14, Jun 28
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost May 3-24
Moon May 16-24
WatermelonsFrost May 3-10
Moon May 3-10
Frost Jun 14-28
Moon Jun 14
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jun 14-Jul 12
Moon Jun 14, Jun 29-Jul 12
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jun 14-Jul 12
Moon Jun 14, Jun 29-Jul 12

Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on August 28 (at WHITESTONE FARMS, AK climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Jul 24
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Jul 14
Bell PeppersFrost Mar 15Frost June 21N/A
BroccoliFrost May 17Frost Jun 14N/A
CabbageFrost May 7Frost Jun 4N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost June 28
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Jul 9
CauliflowerFrost May 17Frost Jun 14N/A
CeleryFrost Mar 5Frost June 21N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost July 5
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost June 28
EggplantsFrost Mar 15Frost June 28N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost June 28
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Apr 4Frost June 21N/A
KaleFrost Jun 6Frost Jul 4N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Jul 9
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Jul 19
OkraN/AN/AFrost June 28
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost May 31
PeasN/AN/AFrost Jun 24
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Jun 14
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost June 28
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Jul 24
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Aug 3
Sweet PotatoesFrost Mar 26Frost July 5N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Jul 19
TomatoesFrost Mar 20Frost June 28N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 19
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost June 28
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost July 12
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost July 12